Insults allegedly lead to stabbing

Posted: April 4, 2013

The Winchester Star

Madian Lopez Miss

WINCHESTER — One local man is accused of stabbing another three times with a 9-inch kitchen knife Tuesday night after the victim allegedly insulted his mother.

Madian Lopez Miss, 26, of the 1000 block of Franklin Street, is charged with malicious wounding and is being held without bond at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.

He is set for a bond hearing via video appearance at noon today in Winchester General District Court.

Miss — who was still on scene when officers arrived at his residence around 10:30 p.m. — told police that he and the victim were drinking and joking around when the victim started talking about the suspect’s mother, according to the criminal complaint.

Miss took offense and started making jokes about the victim’s mother — angering him.

The kitchen knife was allegedly on a table between the two men and Miss said he grabbed it first, according to the complaint.

He added that the victim never reached for the knife, touched or assaulted him.

“Miss advised he was just scared, so he ‘poked’ [the victim] with the knife,” the complaint states. “He said the victim then came on top of him.”

Miss told police again that the victim never assaulted him and that he stopped being aggressive once Miss grabbed the knife.

Officers observed the victim bleeding from the right side of his head and on the right side of his stomach/ribs area.

The complaint states that he had three puncture wounds.

A Winchester Police Department media release states that the victim was taken to Winchester Medical Center for what was believed to be “non-life-threatening” wounds.

Officers were able to locate the kitchen knife through the course of their investigation.

According to the criminal complaint, Miss’s blood-alcohol content registered a .244 — more than three times the legal limit to drive.

— Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com